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weight_vest_75_vmax_long_narrow_black_f__84420.1422055573.1200.1200[1]Today during shoulder/back day I tried to push the 1 rep limit on seated barbell shoulder press and weighted pull ups.  I got a single rep of 160 pounds overhead in a slow and controlled fashion.  If my aging memory is correct I think the most I have ever pushed overhead with a barbell is 170-175 pounds, regardless of bodyweight/age.  When I got 170+ I probably was close to 20 pounds heavier and over a decade younger.  To get within 10-15 pounds of it now makes me feel like all is not lost.

The 75 pound pull up rep was not quite high enough for me to call it official as my upward pull only got me nose high instead of chin high.  I believe the most I ever pulled with was 85 or 90 pounds so again I am getting into the same ballpark at least.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Seated barbell shoulder press – 95lbs x 10

Pull ups x 10

Seated barbell shoulder press – 115lbs x 8

Pull ups + 25 lbs x 8

Seated barbell shoulder press – 135lbs x 5

Pull ups + 50 lbs x 4

Seated barbell shoulder press – 155lbs x 1

Pull ups + 75 lbs x 1

Seated barbell shoulder press – 160lbs x 1

Pull ups x 10

Standing straight arm alternating side/lateral raise – 10lbs (each hand) x 15

Seated low cable row – 100lbs x 10

Standing straight arm alternating side/lateral raise – 10lbs (each hand) x 15

Seated low cable row – 140lbs x 6

 

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